Gerald Dawe was born in Belfast in 1952.
His poetry collections are Sheltering Places (1978); The Lundys Letter (The Gallery Press, 1985), for which he was awarded the Macaulay Fellowship in Literature; Sunday School (The Gallery Press, 1991); Heart of Hearts (The Gallery Press, 1995); The Morning Train (The Gallery Press, 1999) Lake Geneva (The Gallery Press, 2003); Points West (The Gallery Press, 2008); Selected Poems (The Gallery Press, 2012) and Mickey Finn’s Air (The Gallery Press, 2014).
Gerald Dawe has given readings and lectures in many parts of the world. He was visiting professor at Boston College, Villanova University, Philadelphia and Visiting Scholar at Pembroke College, Cambridge.
Amongst his many other publications are The Proper Word: Collected Criticism (Fordham University Press, 2007), Of War and War’s Alarms (Cork University Press, 2015) and the anthology, Earth Voices Whispering: Irish War Poetry 1914-1945 (Blackstaff Press, 2008).
He taught English literature at Trinity College Dublin from 1988 until his retirement in 2017.
He lives in Dublin.
Gerald Dawe’s website
Dublin: UNESCO City of Literature / Gerald Dawe
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